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August 2021 Newsletter



August 2021 Newsletter

Where has the summer gone! Once again we are at back to school time and fall just around the corner!  I am hoping this year will be more "normal" for all student & teachers!  

I took a few day retreat to Berlin Ohio for the 1st time.  It was nice to see the quilt shops, the countryside is beautiful and the lifestyle is a bit slower.  I was surprised to find most businesses close by 5pm, Dollar General by 7pm, and all restaurants by 7pm.  I did take some evening time to get some stitching in and began to learn to cross stitch.


Christmas Quilts

It is that time of year to begin to plan and complete quilts that will be gifted for Christmas.  My goal is to have all quilts returned to you by December 15th so you have time to complete bindings.  I guarantee delivery by December 15th if your quilt is in my hands by October 30th!


New Backing Fabrics

118" White Sateen 100% Cotton by Fabri-Quilt $14.00/Yard

118" Brown Bag Sateen 100% Cotton by Paintbrush Studio $15.00/Yard

108" Compositions by Basic Grey for Moda $17.50/Yard

108" Soft White/Taupe Make A Wish by Maywood Studio $15.00/Yard


 45" 100% Cotton Quilting Fabrics

Due to a change in fabric plans for a commissioned job I have a few bolts of fabric to move onto a new home. All are from Moda Fabrics. They are priced at $9.00/Yard. Shipping is available.

Batting Shipped to You

If you love the Quilters Dream Batting as I do, you may want to have some on hand for all those quilts & projects.  "Quilters Dream Batting is consistent quality, strength and consistency beyond compare."  Quilters Dream Batting is made in the USA!  There are various lofts, fiber contents, sizes and colors available.  Quilters Dream Batting in packages, rolls or bolts are now available, shipped directly to your home.  Contact me for prices or to place an order at pam@pamslongarmquilting.com or 724.679.2709.

Just a few notes on a pieced backing


1. When a backing is pieced the seam should run across the 
    width of the quilt

2.
The pieces joined together should be measured so each
      piece is the same width.  The edges should be straight.

3. Q
uilts up to  the size of a double, 6" larger in length &
    width is good. Queen size & larger quilts need at least
    8" larger in length in width. 

4. Measure your quilt to determine the size of backing needed.


Kimberly's Fabric Stash

Kimberly has an app for both Apple & Android. Look for her logo with the kitty and download. You can shop and watch all live feeds and classes via the app,  facebook.com/kimberlysfabricstash, and website kimberlychaffee.com

Free Patterns 

Harvest

Spider


Vacation Dates

September 13-17
October 5, 7-10
November 12-17


Friendship is born at the moment when one person say to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
C.S.Lewis


Happy & Abundant Stitching!
Pam